Clerkships have defined the types of clinical conditions that students must encounter on each rotation. They are referred to as experience requirements.
Clerkships have also defined the appropriate clinical setting for each Experience Requirement, and the expected level of student responsibility. Students track their Experience Requirements on OASIS.
Clerkships monitor student tracking and work with students to ensure that they are able to encounter patients to meet these requirements. Alternative experiences (e.g., simulator for airway management, Web-based clinical cases) can be provided if a student has not had the opportunity to obtain the appropriate clerkship experience.
During the students' midrotation feedback sessions, supervisors confirm students' progress toward completing Experience Requirements.
Tracking core clinical experiences is a required accreditation standard by Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Experience Requirements are reviewed annually. They are determined to be the core conditions that students must see before they graduate, and are aligned to clerkship educational objectives.